Game Corner: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Xbox One)

Released: 15 November 2019Developer: Respawn EntertainmentAlso Available For: PC, Playstation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox Series X The Background:In 2013, Disney paid a paltry $4 billion for Lucasfilm Ltd and thus added the influential and immensely popular Star Wars franchise (Various, 1977 to present) to their ever-growing itinerary of properties and licenses. In addition to … Continue reading Game Corner: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Xbox One)

10 FTW: Under-Rated Sequels

Sequels are funny things; you have to get the balance just right between providing everything people enjoyed about the first moving but expanding upon the plot and characters in a natural way. If it’s difficult for a lot of sequels to get this right, it’s even harder for third, fourth, or other sequential entries to … Continue reading 10 FTW: Under-Rated Sequels

Interplay: Killer Heroes

Before I earned my PhD writing about adaptations of videogames, I studied towards a Master’s degree in the same subject only, for my Master’s dissertation, I wrote about adaptations of comic books and superheroes. As many of you are probably aware, movies based on the likes of DC Comics and Marvel Comics costume-clad crimefighters are … Continue reading Interplay: Killer Heroes

Game Corner: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Xbox 360)

Released: October 2010Developer: LucasArtsAlso Available For: iOS, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, and PC The Background:Despite its flaws, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (ibid, 2008) was a commercial success; as a result, LucasArts rushed into production with a sequel to what was, at the time, the official bridge between the events of Star Wars: … Continue reading Game Corner: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Xbox 360)

Released: September 2008Developer: LucasArtsAlso Available For: iOS, J2ME, N-Gage, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo Wii, PC, and Mac The Background:Before Disney bought the entire Star Wars (Various, 1977 to present) franchise and decided to reboot it with a bunch of questionable sequels, George Lucas was still firmly behind the wheel of … Continue reading Game Corner: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Xbox 360)

Talking Movies: Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

Released: December 2019 Director: J. J. Abrams Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Budget: $275 million Stars: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, and Ian McDiarmid The Plot: When a threat of revenge is issued by the long-dead Emperor Palpatine (McDiarmid), Rey (Ridley) is drawn into another confrontation with Kylo Ren (Driver) in … Continue reading Talking Movies: Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

Talking Movies: Solo: A Star Wars Story

Okay, so, real talk to start with: I did not really care for Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens (Abrams, 2015) or Star Wars: Episode: VIII: The Last Jedi (Johnson, 2017) primarily because I do not like some of the narrative choices that Disney have made since acquiring the franchise. I don’t see the … Continue reading Talking Movies: Solo: A Star Wars Story

Talking Movies: Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

For those who have been living under a rock for the last forty years, Star Wars is one of the most successful and popular science-fiction media franchises of all time and, perhaps, one of the most beloved trilogies ever crafted. In 1999, series creator George Lucas began his Prequel Trilogy which, thanks to their abundance … Continue reading Talking Movies: Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi